So much has changed in the past couple of years. But let’s not lose sight of 3 things that WON’T change:
1 – Self-Care is Non-Negotiable:
Many of us burn ourselves out taking care of everyone else but forget about ourselves. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Think about what they say when you board an airplane: Put your oxygen mask on first. Help yourself so that you can be the best version of yourself to help others.
2 – The “Other” 165:
For most of us, making it to a training session, virtual workout, or gym 3 times a week is a great week. It also means that your results are largely going to be dictated by the “Other 165” hours in the week.
Factors like sleep, stress, hydration, and nutrition have a lot more to do with how your clothes fit than those TRX rows that you did yesterday.
Yes, it’s important to get your workouts in. But it’s even more important to be accountable for what happens during the “Other 165.”
Embrace it and be aware of it.
The Simpler The Better:
When it comes to exercise, the basics are always best. Expensive, elaborate equipment and machines that nobody really knows how to use are not only unnecessary, they take away from the desired outcome.
Become the best at the basics and the rest will take care of itself. We use a fitness band for our virtual training and nobody signs out wishing they had more equipment to get a better workout. They are spent.
So let’s wrap this up in a simple way. Take care of yourself, pay attention to what happens during the 165 hours a week when you’re NOT working out or training, and keep things simple.